Understanding the Molting Process

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Molting is a natural process that chickens go through annually so they can replenish and replace their feathers. Chickens need to grow new feathers to allow them to effectively regulate their body temperature especially those in colder environments.
Chickens will molt several times during their lives. The first molt is called a “juvenile” molt and occurs when they are only 6 – 8 days old… Continue Reading

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New Chicken Keeping Articles | July 16, 2015

A collection of chicken keeping articles from across the web archived in one convenient library on our menu bar.

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July 16, 2015
Ameraucanas | Backyard Poultry Magazine.
Chicken Quarters: How to Store Backyard Eggs – Hobby Farms.
5 Broody Chicken Breeds Great For Hatching Eggs – Hobby Farms.
DIY Wine Bottle Chicken Grit & Oyster Shell Dispenser Tutorial | Fresh Eggs Daily®.
Why Should Eggs Be Stored Pointy End Down? | Fresh Eggs Daily®.
9 Healthy Treats Your Chickens Will Love.

Special Article of Interest …
Chicken Feather Loss: Cause and Cure

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Posted by The Happy Chicken Coop

It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere. My first thought is usually the worst- has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens? Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predator and their feather loss is normally something much less serious… Continue Reading

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